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The 2021-22 Ashes will be fought out over five Tests between Australia and England in the Southern Hemisphere summer. The Aussies have a dominant record on home soil and will start the series as hot favourites to retain the urn. will be covering the Ashes extensively from a gambling perspective. You can navigate around this page with the following tabs.

Quick Ashes details

Teams: Australia vs England
Who is hosting: Australia
Dates: December 2021 – January 2022
 Venues: The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, MCG, SCG, Perth Stadium

2021-22 Ashes squads

The England squad that heads to Australia this summer will be missing a few old foes. Moeen Ali has retired from international cricket, Ben Stokes has ruled himself out for the tour, and Jofra Archer is unavailable as he recovers from surgery on an elbow injury. Old stagers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad will lead a bowling attack that lacks real pace, while superstar skipper Joe Root is the only batter in the squad who averages better than 40 in Test cricket.

The Australians have yet to name their Ashes squad, but we can expect to see many of the usual suspects. Tim Paine will retain the captaincy, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are locks in the batting order, and the bowling lineup of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc just about picks itself. The rest of the side, however, is not is stone.


2021-22 Ashes Test dates

Test Dates Venue Preview
First Test: December 8-12 Brisbane, Queensland To come
Second Test: December 16-20 Adelaide, South Australia To come
Third Test: December 26-30 Melbourne, Victoria To come
Fourth Test: January 5-9 Sydney, New South Wales To come
Fifth Test: January 14-18 Perth, Western Australia To come

For more details, see the full 2021-22 Ashes tour fixture here

Ashes series futures betting

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Series Betting $1.28 $5
Double Chance $1.20 win or draw $4.50 win or draw

Ashes History: 1882-2019

History of the Ashes cricket series

Cricket’s greatest rivalry. Australia, England, battling it out for that little urn. The Ashes is the cricket series to end all series, pitting the traditional rivals against each other in a test of will and skill.

First played in 1882, the term The Ashes, is derived from the famous obituary, published in British newspaper The Sporting Times, in 1882, which stated English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. It was the first time Australia had beaten the Poms on their home soil and sent the nation into mourning.

It finally showed that Australia was a viable opponent and led to the rivalry as we know it today.

The Ashes urn, which remains at the MCC Museum, at the storied Lords in England, is believed to contain the ashes of a cricket bail, although historians are only 95 per cent sure that is fact.

The rich history of the Ashes has produced some of the greatest series and single test matches you will ever see.

Played over five Tests since 1998, Australia dominated for many years, winning eight in a row between 1989 and 2003 before England claimed a 2-1 victory, that was followed by a 5-0 whitewash by the Aussies in 2007 – the first time that had occurred.

The Poms won three straight after that, with Australia briefly grabbing them back in 2014 before surrendering them the next year. That trend has flipped, however, with the Aussies asserting their dominance at home while drawing the 2019 series away to retain the Ashes for the first time since 2002-03.

Past Ashes results

While only one series splits Australia (33 wins) and England (32 wins) in the overall tally, the Brits have had the wood over their old enemy in recent years. England has won five of the last eight series and was the last team to win it away from home, although that record is somewhat tarnished by Australia’s big wins in 2014-15 (5-0) and 2017-18 (4-0). View all results.

Best bookmakers for the 2021-22 Ashes series

Every Australian online bookie already has extensive betting markets on the Ashes series, including on the first Test at Brisbane. It will pay to keep an eye on all the cricket betting sites offers and bonuses in the days leading up to the series opener. is our no.1 bookie for Australian summer of cricket, but the reality is there are plenty of options.

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